1997-98 University Bulletin Entry for:

Romance and Comparative Literature

S = Faculty

Stephen Gendzier, Co-Chair

Luis Yglesias, Co-Chair

French and Comparative Literature

Stephen Gendzier

Enlightenment. Diderot. French-English 18th-century crosscurrents. Dada and surrealism.

Jane Hale, French Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head

French and comparative literature. Twentieth-century French fiction and drama. Beckett, Queneau. Literature and painting. Francophone literature of Africa and the Caribbean.

Erica Harth, Advisor to French Minors

Seventeenth- and 18th-century French prose. Cultural studies and comparative literature. Feminism and gender studies.

Edward Kaplan

French romanticism. Michelet. Hugo. Modern French poetry and theory. Baudelaire. Jabès. Bonnefoy. Religion and literature. Translation.

Michael Randall

Late medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy.

Italian and Comparative Literature

Richard Lansing, Comparative Literature Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head, Italian Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head

Dante. Italian and European Renaissance. Courtly tradition. Modern Italian literature.

Spanish and Comparative Literature

Dian Fox

Spanish medieval. Spanish golden age (16th- and 17th-century) drama, prose, poetry. Cervantes.

James Mandrell, Spanish Area Head and Undergraduate Advising Head

Modern Spanish literature. Don Juan. The picaresque. The historical novel. Genre and gender. Literary theory.

Angela María Pérez

Colonial Latin American literature.

Luis Yglesias

Poetry and narrative: traditional, modern, contemporary. Native American literature. Myth and folklore.


Linda Cregg-Nielsen

French language.

Hollie Harder

French language.

Esther Ratner

French language.

Jay Siskin, Language Program Coordinator

Foreign language pedagogy. French and Francophone culture. French and Romance linguistics.


Paola Servino

Italian language.


Armando Brito

Spanish language.

Victoria Cerrudo

Spanish language.

Dora Older

Spanish language.

Esther Ratner

Spanish language.

Nidia Schuhmacher

Spanish language.

S = Requirements

For course offerings and requirements for concentration, see Comparative Literature, European Cultural Studies, French, Italian, and Spanish.